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campaign trail to prepare for their first big debate tomorrow night. president obama and mitt romney are running through full dress rehearsals to hone their talking points. meanwhile, romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great, john elway. the president has the lead in all nine key battleground states, including ohio, which begins early balloting today. >> mitt romney's task is difficult, because he has to redefine himself as well as redefining the erection. >> the first debate -- redefining the election. >> the first debate is scheduled for tomorrow night. coming up, the holiday sales forecast is out. while retailers -- why retailers expect a profit. >> a lot of rain trekking along the east coast. we will talk about how long it will last. stay tuned for the details. plus, a live look of the beltway. a lot of rain out there. a lot of rain out there. number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven...
season. we will talk with the show's stars. and republican nominee mitt romney tries t ♪ [ slurps ] aah! oh! oh! oh! [ chomps ] ahh! [ male announcer ] cinnamon toast crunch. part of this good breakfast. crave those crazy squares™. ♪ now all general mills big g kid cereals have more whole grain than any other ingredient in cereals like lucky charms and cinnamon toast crunch, the delicious way to help them grow up strong. >> all lies turned on ohio as mitt romney kicks off a three--- all eyes turned on ohio as mitt romney to top the three-day tour of the state. the past few days have not been a high point for the nominee. we have our commitment 2012 update. >> well, i will tell you what. this has been an interesting week. >> interesting, perhaps, but mitt romney does not want a repeat of last week. >> he said, you know, you cannot change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we are going to give him that chance on november 6. >> romney is heading to battleground ally of 43-day tour with his running mate paul ryan, hoping to leave behind a week dom
the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney suggests he is the one with a plan to turn the economy around. but new optimism could help energize president obama. hallie jackson has this "201 commitment 2012" report. >> a new poll shows president obama with the double-digit lead over mitt romney in ohio. mitt romney's bus tour makes its final stop today in a key state . >> ohioans, you have a huge say so in this. >> fewer americans are working today -- >> there flooding the state with ads that showed that romney is better for the economy. >> it is a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell in a state where unemployment is lower than the national average, and where many like the president's bailout of the auto industry. consumer confidence is at its highest level in six months. >> they act like somehow in september 2008, all of a sudden recession fell from the sky. whoa, how did this happen? >> after a day spent talking foreign policy in new york, the president will shift gears in ohio. the campaign is not ignoring other battleground states. >> instead of attac
. >> also in new york, mitt romney said a big cause is not enough jobs in muslim nations. he promised aid to promote private industry. >> nothing we can do as a nation will make a more permanent change than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> crisis number two is iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> the prime minister of israel is publicly pushing obama to threaten force. he did not. >> we want to solve this through diplomacy. we still believe there is time to do so, but tthat time is not unlimited. >> standing up for israel, but standing up to benjamin netanyahu. at the united nations in new york, i am steve handlesman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore detectives are trying to solve a new pair of homicides. officers say 45-year-old anthony kaiser was sitting on the back steps of his house when there was a popping sound outside of his privacy gate. he was taken to johns hopkins with gunshot wounds but died soon after. then after 1:0
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